Preparing For The Worst While Traveling

Traveling gives me a lot of anxiety. I’m normally a hot mess day of, even though I’ve done so much planning and coordinating to avoid any mishaps.

I prepare for the worst as best as I can. I have back up plans and we get to the airport extra early. I do a lot of research and ask for advice of people who have been there – but there are always things you can’t prepare for.

For this most recent trip, I got really sick. Like I was in the hospital on Wednesday night and we were leaving for Vancouver on Friday morning. I had been looking forward to this trip for months and I was at a point in my summer where I NEEDED to get away. The threat of this trip not happening probably made me sicker.

As a very cheap optimist, I didn’t buy flight insurance. I was gripping my stomach Friday morning waiting for the cab, still wondering if I should actually go. Will I be able to make it through a 10 hour day of travel? I had to weigh whether I could willingly give up the hundreds of dollars I spent versus putting myself through basically torture.

After this experience, yes, I will always buy flight insurance now. I’m not invincible. But I stomached it and went on the trip anyway, anticipating spending all my time in bed.

But I was able to pull through. I’m a major foodie so it has been quite a bummer to not enjoy all the yums Vancouver has to offer because I’m sick. But at least I got to enjoy this beautiful city and next time I travel I’ll be even more prepared.

8 thoughts on “Preparing For The Worst While Traveling

  1. Great choice of city. It really is very beautiful and you are visiting at the perfect time of year. May I suggest Victoria on Vancouver Island for one of your next excursions this way, when you’re not too ill? It’s really beautiful and has some very old buildings, but also neat coffee shops/bakeries, little shops, and a slew of things to do. Hope you were able to see some things in Vancouver, , and especially, that you’re feeling well now. I don’t know how you did it being in hospital before hand! Travel insurance through a credit card, sometimes is the best kind of insurance to get, along with health insurance that includes travel, for whatever benefits you have.
    Cheers,

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